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BRIGHT FRIDAY

Filed in Easter by on May 1, 2011 0 Comments • views: 2281
BRIGHT FRIDAY

  On Bright Friday, in addition to the normal Paskhal hymns and the hymns from the Octoechos, special stichera and a canon in honor of the Theotokos (Mother of God or Birthgiver of God) are chanted in commemoration of her Icon of the “Life-giving Spring.” The Life-giving Spring or Life-giving Font is both the feast […]

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Bright Friday: The Feast of the Mother of God the Life-Giving Spring

Filed in Holy Week by on May 10, 2013 0 Comments • views: 2129
Bright Friday: The Feast of the Mother of God the Life-Giving Spring

One of the most famous shrines of Constantinople, the Zoodochos Pege, is located outside the land walls to the west of the city, at the site now known as Balikli. Two versions of a very old tradition provide information on the origins of this ancient shrine.

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